Anyone on here doing the Parkrun runs ?
had my first go this morning , and it is quite nice , a bit like racing but it is free to enter and friendly atmosphere .Posted 8 years ago
5km in 22.42 .
That’s the thing Jamie,Posted 8 years ago
One opened close to me a few weeks back. Impressively slick IT system.
Been a couple of times, and might make it my regular Saturday morning start.
Yes there’s one near me ,(Bramhall, Stockport) and i too went this morning for the first time! 28 mins for me though! It’s been set up near me for a good few years but only just got round to dragging my arse out of bed for 0800 on a Saturday! Enjoyed it.Posted 8 years ago
Bum. Nearest one to me is 30 miles away.Posted 8 years ago
nice one. i’m enjoying my running more than cycling at the moment and went for an 8k off road run today which was great. theres 3 of these parkruns fairly close to me, andover, basingstoke and eastleigh so i’ll defo have to get one of these in soon.Posted 8 years ago
Thinking of doing 1 every month to see if im getting any faster. not in a running group or anything yet. trying to build up to do a fairly tough off road runs like G3 series or brutal 10 🙂 a bit slow at the moment though
Mrs b does them in Aberdeen
<edit> 30:01 today at a cold windy Aberdeen beach (no its not in a park)Posted 8 years ago
Yep, done 25 runs now. Fantastic event, especially as its free. Fully timed event and is ‘all things to all men’ Guys at the front finishing in 16-17 minutes through to those at the back running in 45 minutes. All results on the website and sent by email and text after the run ends. My wife does it now and she would never entertain the idea of running previously, my two kids 9 & 12 both do it and we all want something different from it. I cant praise it enough and I am not easily pleased!! Chasing my PB has now become an obsession and its good cross training too. There are new runs starting all the time, Bexley started today, Newbury starts next Saturday.Posted 8 years ago
I think they are fantastic, the Richmond one is really well organised (not a huge fan of the course though as I always get rubbish times compared to other races, probably more to do with Uni causing fitness to plummet though!) Wish I had the time to do more of them, as I find it really helps the training and is much more fun the intervals or sprints.
IainPosted 8 years ago
did the Bexley one today .
might do Bromley next week as it is similar distance . best runner today was in 19min .Posted 8 years ago
All you parkrunners should have a look at the STW running thing, on Endomondo, that StayHigh setup:
Endomondo is crap on my phone .Posted 8 years ago
Endomondo is crap on my phone .
You can upload any .gpx file or import from your Garmin if you have one.
Anyway, just a thought.Posted 8 years ago
didnt know you could import into endomondo, so just gave it a go and added a couple of runs in feb 🙂Posted 8 years ago
looking at getting a garmin , so a good tip indeed .Posted 8 years ago
looking at getting a garmin , so a good tip indeed .
Yeah I didn’t know either till I had a nosey around the site. Handy, as I think most trackers on iPhones/Android phones are inaccurate and pretty flakey.Posted 8 years ago
yes , looking for a 305 .
good for the bike and the running .
quite new to running , but any links to good online 5 or 10 km training progammes ?Posted 8 years ago
but any links to good online 5 or 10 km training progammes ?
22mins? – nice one.
they’re great – because they give a focus to your running, a reason to go fast.
they’re terrible – because they’re early on saturday morning, and a fast 5k is enough to leave you broken for the rest of the weekend.
thoroughly recommended.Posted 8 years ago
Done a couple and they are great, Bike ride today but I’ll be back next weekPosted 8 years ago
it is good for me they are early as eldest son has football training at 10 am , and when weather gets better , I should be able to ride to it .
happy with my time , but did not feel that tired afterwards , so must be able to run faster .
thank you for the link Rich .Posted 8 years ago
Done a few of the Bramhall park runs, best was 26 minutes, so not exactly stellar, but I’m happy with it.
Tend to do it more in the summer than the winter, but they’re a good, well run eventPosted 8 years ago
I have done the Glasgow Parkrun, it’s great as there are so many different people running. My best time so far is 24.12 and my best placing was 5th lady.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve done Finsbury and Richmond in the past. Now there’s a Gunnersbury parkrun it’s a perfect couple of k’s warm-up jog to get down there.Posted 8 years ago
Love the concept, love the organisation, love seeing my progression in times and knowing that if I have a poor run, there’s another one next week to make amends.
If it wasn’t for parkrun I’d never push myself so hard on a training run.
21.43 this morning , hard work as it was -6 .Posted 8 years ago
Done 2 before at around 24mins, this morning I went with our Border Terrier what with him sniffing, looking for squirrels, weeing and stopping until I gave him a snack we did it in under 28mins.
But the good thing about Parkrun is that it’s for all, the sprinters the plodders and everyone in between. If you were always out to beat your PB you’ll soon get bored with it.Posted 8 years ago
Results up on their website from this morning,
Today with Archie = 27:53
PB = 23:10
71st out of 107, in the past I’ve been in the top 50, but who care’s if I’m slower? I can blaim the dogPosted 8 years ago
Did 17m28s just before Christmas. I’ve been getting slower ever since 😕Posted 8 years ago
17.28 is seriously quick .Posted 8 years ago
S’all relative isn’t it? From where i’m standing the 16.XXm guys are heroes, and i’m sure they feel the same about the 15.XX minute guys that sometimes show up.
I’d love to get my hands on all the parkrun data. It would be an absolute statistical goldmine, i bet you could do some really interesting research.Posted 8 years ago
just looking at a few events not many people run sub 18 .Posted 8 years ago
I think we’re spoiled at the Sheffield Hallam one, it seems to attract a relatively fast crowd.Posted 8 years ago
Used to see people do the Platt Fields one in Manchester, looked like fun.
Might go and do the Bradford one this weekend, 5k is a tough distance – quite quick, but enough to test a bit of endurance too.Posted 8 years ago
Yeah, racing a 5km really hurts in a way that a half marathon or even a 10km doesn’t.Posted 8 years ago
Yep, I’m a regular at the Banstead Woods event – done 35 now and love them. Great crowd, always enthusiastic regardless of your time. Started volunteering last week too – got to stand in the carpark in -9 before doing my run, my pb is 19.37, but usually around the 20min mark for me…Posted 8 years ago
Cambridge one is organised by some friends – they are great people so I’m always keen to support it on their behalf. It’s an really excellent way to get people out and running and all for free.
Personally I still run slowly though, I justify it by just being very heavy too!Posted 8 years ago
sub 20 is my target for the summer .Posted 8 years ago
cchris2lou – Member
sub 20 is my target for the summer
SnapPosted 8 years ago
Snap again.Posted 8 years ago
Not committing to which summer though 😀
Just ran sub 21 for the first time ever on Saturday gone, well chuffed. Seemed to take its toll on my climbing legs on our Sunday morning ride though. 😯Posted 8 years ago
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